If you are ready to make your brand internationally known, it is time you start thinking about how to best structure your website so that you can maximize its presence amongst this new audience base.
How you structure your international website in terms of domain architecture is just as important as presenting content in multiple languages for your site visitors.
Today we are going to look at the different ways you can structure your WordPress website to target multiple languages or countries, discuss when to use each method, and examine how using the WPML translation plugin can help your efforts to expand your brand overseas.
The demand for multilingual websites is on the rise thanks in large part to those striving to reach a more global audience. Having a worldwide reach draws more traffic to your blog, encourages more consumers to make purchases, and ultimately helps you build a more successful website.
The best solution for those looking to make their content available to site visitors in more than one language is to create a multilingual website. Fortunately, there are many WordPress multilingual plugins available on the market today to help with just that.
Have you ever wondered what it would take to create a multilingual WordPress site? After all, your site visitors are from across the globe and likely speak many different languages than the primary language your website displays.
Well, today we are going to take it down a notch and give you just the basics. Keep reading to find out why you should consider translating your website’s content and how to create a multilingual WordPress site using the ever-popular WPML translation plugin.
Creating a multilingual website is now easier than ever. Thanks to the improving WordPress core and some well-developed WordPress plugins you now have help with managing your translated content. With very little effort, and a whole lot of added functionality, you can now share your content with readers from all around the world in the language they are most comfortable with.
There are plenty of great free WordPress plugins on the market that can assist you with creating a multilingual website. However, today we are going to focus on the best plugin choice available: WPML. Though a premium plugin, you will see that it quickly pays for itself with its vast array of features.
That being said, let’s look at how you can create a multilingual website using WPML.
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WordPress is a wonderful platform that is both simple and complicated at the same time. Designers and developers can find it hard to explain WordPress fundamentals to clients. “If only,” I thought, “I was standing over my client’s shoulder telling him what to do”. Then, suddenly, it hit me! I’d seen tutorial videos on Youtube where someone talks over a recording of their screen. I could do that, I thought, how difficult could that be!
In part one of this series, we looked at WPML, the popular translation/multilanguage plugin. Part two focused on the plugin’s more advanced features and extension options.
But what if WPML is just not for you, for whatever reason? Here are some alternatives to consider.
In part one of this series, we saw how WPML can help you to serve the main contents of your site in more than one language, and how those various translations can be linked to eachother, so that a translation of anything is just one click away.
But, that was just limited to posts, pages, categories and menus — really just the core WordPress functionalities. It’s really just the tip of the iceberg, and we can go much further with that. Let’s look at some options that will make a site truly translateable, with some WPML add-on plugins that are either very handy, or apply to very popular plugins.